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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Jan 25, 2004 5:45am
Forum: etree Subject: here's all you'll need.

mics sure are important, but in my opinion, the best mic for the cheapest price is the audio technica 831 mics (at831). Very cheap compared to other mics and does what it is designed to do: tape live shows. And it does it very very well. Bought mine in Aug 2002 and have taped lots and lots of shows with them since. Not one complaint, nor do i ever plan on 'upgrading' to more expensive mics. these do exactly what i need them to do and were so damn cheap! -- $119

http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/category.cgi?category=120&item=SP-CMC-2&type=store

and you need a battery box to power the mics. for an extra $20 you should get the bass roll-off: $79

http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/category.cgi?category=310&item=SP-SPSB-1&type=store

and for the hard drive recorder, a hard-drive 40GB good times in a box. the Nomad Jukebox 3. $375 - $427

http://google-mysimon.com.com/4014-6490_8-9723297.html?tag=ksrch.seealso

total cost: $575-627. i know it is a little over the $500 but you are saving costs in transfering equipment and time. I have a minidisk setup and had to buy a home deck and optical soundcard to do optical digital conversions of my shows. the nomad has none of that problem since you just connect it to the computer and you're set.

good luck! and even if the bands you tape are cool with taping, just use your this, your 'stealth' setup. makes it easier to be incognito. if you want you can even buy a stand to use on the 'taper friendly' bands with your gear.

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Poster: thoman8r Date: Jan 25, 2004 10:41pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: here's all you'll need.

Or, buy a used Sony TCD-D8 DAT recorder for < $300 used, and a $100 sound card to transfer the dats digitally to your computer. Is a little cheaper and will likely sound a bit better than the JB3. The a/d in the D8, while not great, is definitely better than the one in the consumer-grade nomad.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffalienbobz Date: Jan 25, 2004 6:25am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: here's all you'll need.

I just wanted to add that you don't need to buy a 40 gb JB3. I use a 20 gb. A typical 2 hour show only comes to 1.5 gbs anyway. I am not sure where you can get them, but I think that will keep you in your range. Hope that helps.

Jarod

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Jan 25, 2004 6:29am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: here's all you'll need.

and i think i remember the 20 Gb jukeboxes are only $250-300. i don't know if they stopped making them for the 40 gb ones, but look at ebay or garage sales for good discounts